Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows 1 to 3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of Mentha x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, jelly.
Rushlike survivor of Carboniferous Age in Europe, North America. This is the most common. Slender, hol...
Grows 2–3 ft. high and wide. Orange-yellow petals surround orange-brown centers.
To 5 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide. Branching stems are hung with drooping sprays of bell-shaped bright gre...